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visits the indianapolis museum of art, now attracting visitors inside and out. >> indianapolis is kind of boring sometimes but stuff like this just brings in a whole new fresh face. you know, something bright and colorful. fun. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: home sales dropped last month to their lowest level in more than a decade. the national association of realtors reported sales of existing homes in july fell by more than 27%. sales fell in all regions of the country, despite low mortgage rates and fire sale prices in many areas. the larger-than-expected drop in home sales led to a drop on wall street. the dow jones industrial average lost 134 points to close at 10,040. the nasdaq fell more than 35 points to close over 2,123. to help explain what's behind the housing fall, w
at indianapolis. what led to his tragic crash and how did this happen? in minutes. are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. martha: this is a tragic story. a 13-year-old motorcycle racer died at indianapolis motor speedway, over the weekend. during a trial run, this young boy, peter lenz, fell off his bike and there are reports out there that he was waving, that he was down, and then was hit by one of the other motorcycle riders, a 12-year-old motorcycle rider in the race and, the young boy who was killed in all of this, he was from washington state, he was a rising star, in the world of motorcycle racing. >> the second rider, he hit him from behind, his bike flew up about 5 feet in the air, and they landed about 25, 30 feet, beyond him. martha: what an awful story this is, this is video taken from the web site and shows what it looked like, from the seat of his bike, the teenager took home several first place and top three fi
tahoe tonight and into tomorrow. >>> the 49ers got to warm up in indianapolis. >> i think it's an indoor stadium out there. >> is it really? >> i think so. >> that's a little embarrassing. >> lucas oil stadium. the 49ers, preseason debut. >> they were warm as they walked in. >> peyton manning, what did he do against mike singletary and the niners? we have mixed results? touchdown here. also that big showdown series at china basin. giants and the padres. tim lincecum, we have problems. it didn't go quite according to plan. the pga championship just ending a few minutes ago. a strange and bizarre ending. and this guy not very happy. we're n ckbamemo int. [ male announcer ] when meg whitman arrived at ebay, they had 30 people and an idea. meg's job was to make it happen. it took leadership. focus. and the ability to bring people together. meg whitman delivered. named one of america's best ceo's by harvard business review, she grew ebay 15,000 strong and made small business dreams come true. now meg has a plan to create jobs. fix sacramento. and deliver results. meg whitman. for a new califo
at indianapolis speedway. we'll have an exclusive interview with two fans who witnessed the tragic crash. >>> and hollywood's big night. ♪ no place left to hide >> the membemmys honor some new faces, along with new ones. we're backstage "early" this faces, along with new ones. we're backstage "early" this monday morning, august 30, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> it is a gorgeous late august morning here in northeast. everyone in new york has left. they're trying to have one last couple of minute -- >> last day of summer. >> that's right. >> i'm harry smith. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. >> we'll get you the latest from chile. new video again from those guys down there and how they're doing. and how they're getting by down there as they wait to be rescued. the rescue tunnel/shaft, they're supposed to start digging it today. all the latest in a bit. >> an inspiring there and an inspiring story here. a subway motor man is being called a hero. a woman fell on the subway tracks this weekend. as his train was pulling n he slams on the brakes, stops just in the knick of time. we'll talk to him i
president goes to indianapolis to speak to the veterans of foreign wars convention. he plans to talk about iraq, the imminent withdraw of combat troops, of course. saw those dramatic pictures last week crossing the border. now we have the vice president set to speak today in indianapolis. of course, he made some controversial comments earlier this summer, walking right up to taking credit for success in the iraq war as the administration sees it. notwithstanding withdrawing them on time but success as a whole and drew scoffing from former vice president biden. meanwhile, the white house announced yesterday the white house making that address on iraq, walking a fine line between mission accomplished, he doesn't want to do that, and drawing attention to the fact that he is meeting the august 31st deadline for withdrawing come bas forces and there are still 50,000 u.s. forces remaining in iraq, at least until the end of next year, chuck. >> all right. mike viqueira in a very windy and perhaps rainy martha's vineyard and guessing no golf in the president today. thanks very much. >> reporter: d
in texas. >>> if you're watching us on wthr 13 in indianapolis, indiana. old and new. edgy, not so edgy. indyfringe theater festival at the mass avenue cultural district. that's the event of the day. >> when is the l.a. time you went to the theater, bill karins. >> too long. >> too long? >> a long time ago. the last thing you saw? >> a play. i don't remember. >> you can't remember. >>> a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. watch out, los angeles. by this time tomorrow, lindsey lohan may be a free woman. the judge will issue an order today, an order that could shorten her 90-day stay in rehab. the announcement after her lawyer made a surprise appearance for a meeting yesterday inside the judge's chambers. lohan will reportedly earn $1 million from "ok" magazine for her first post-jail interview. >>> super model baby is on the way. she tells spanish "vogue" she's four months pregnant. >>> $10 million and a sixth place finish. that's all it took for the producers of "piranha 3-d" to decide they're making a sequel. >>> and finally, 22-year-old mexican jimena navarette was cro
problems at 71 degrees at the harbor school indianapolis. hour by hour forecast takes us to 87 by the lunch hour and a mostly sunny afternoon with our two degree guarantee around 4:00 p.m. of 92 degrees. another summer day tomorrow and a cooldown by the end of the weekend. here's kim brown with a look at the traffic. hey, kim. >> reporter: police just got that debris cleared out of the outer loop areas. it caused several drivers to have flat tires so still keep your eyes open as you travel through the area. still working one crash. aside from that, we're looking good traffic wise. megan, back to you. >>> it's been labeled a hate crime talking about vandalism as city police meet with neighbors. they are now looking for at least two suspects who may have been caught on tape. linda so joins us in the studio with more this morning. linda? >> reporter: police have video of the suspects that shows two juveniles vandalizing several vans in the park heights community. police updated people at a meeting at the jewish community center. over the weekend, swastikas and other hate-related messages were
at the vfw convention in indianapolis and the president is still on vacation, this week in martha's vineyard and when he gets back to washington, we understand, one of the first orders of business will be to address the nation, on the topic of iraq and these are pictures of him vacationing there, much more coming up on this issue of iraq, and what vice president joe biden will have to say coming up on "america's newsroom." gregg: the government warning that even more eggs may be recalled, the fda does not know exactly how the eggs or chickens were contaminated, adding that we could see more eggs pulled from the she was over the next several weeks. so far, there were 1300 reported salmonella poisonings linked to eggs, from two iowa farms and both farms share the very same suppliers of chickens, and feed, and they also have ties to an iowa business, with a history of violating state and federal laws. martha: back to one of the biggest stories of the summer, there is a new and dangerous voice in the mosque debated. according to reports, opposition over plans to build an islamic center near grou
, 98 and indianapolis, 94. 90s from new york to new orleans. 70 in seattle. 88 in boise and 107 in phoenix. >>> and when we come back this morning, a whole new business. >> the newest recall from honda affecting hundreds of thousands of cars. >>> on top of that trouble for one flight attendant who was first off of his flight by pulling the emergency slide. details coming up. ly moisturizi. >>> members of the house are interrupting their summer break to vote on a jobs bill. it provides $10 billion for teachers and 16 billion for medicaid payments to the states. democrats say it will save hundreds of thousands of jobs for teachers as well as state and local government work is. republicans say it is a giveaway to unions and does nothing for the private sector. >>> there seems to be no question the federal reserve will leave interest rates at record lows when it meets today but investors are expecting the central bank to announce other moves to jump-start the economic recovery. the fed has a number of tools at its disposal if it decides to take action. >>> overseas stock markets are
kids said it was spectacular. there you go. i'm still getting over the indianapolis thing. my husband worked there. i should know there. "nbc nightly news" is next and then more local news on the bay area at 6:00. >>> political fallout -- controversy over a planned mosque near ground zero follows the president as he visits the gulf. >>> out of control -- an off-road race goes horribly wrong. shining a harsh light on a dangerous past time. >>> a credit, as kids head back to school, parents get some help with the bills in these tough economic times. >>> deadly summer for kids on the street. but look who's stepping in to help keep them safe. >>> and meals on wheels -- fancy food served from the back of a truck. can gourmet be portable? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, what the white house once called a local issue here in new york has become part of a national dialogue this weekend. after president obama waded into the controversy over the construction of a mosque near the site of ground zero. and today, the president's political opponents made clea
indianapolis. overall, what is the white house message here? >> reporter: it's interesting you should bring this up, alex. we learned the president will give a speech upon returning to washington. he's on here for another week in martha's vineyard. he'll go to new orleans to observe the fifth anniversary of hurricane katrina. then he'll give an address on the iraqi troop withdrawal. it was last week they went over the kuwait border ending the combat mission that officially ends august 31st. it falls on a tuesday. we don't know what day the president is going to be speaking. tuesday is a good guess. he spoke to the american disabled veterans convention in atlanta when he said the war of the combat mission would end as promised and as on schedule. we can expect the president to reinforce that. vice president biden will be in indianapolis tomorrow to speak to the vfw about the end of the combat mission in iraq. a lot of people are quick to point out there are 50,000 american troops left in iraq. they are capable or combat ready. by all accounts the level of violence sunk there somewhat not wit
to die at indianapolis motor speedway, at 13 should he have been behind the wheel and should an adult make that call, this is a very controversial issue, and, all centers around the tragic loss of this little boy and we'll talk about it, coming up. "4 million drivers switched!" gecko water bottle... notebook... chamois... gecko: sir, i feel a little bit uncomfortable with all... you know... with all this. i mean, it's not about me. should be about how geico's the third-largest car insurance company in the nation. things like that. boss: oh, of course! we're not gonna get carried away. gecko: uh...yeah... all right as long as we don't overdo it. vo: geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. so you think your kids are getting enough vegetables? yeah, maybe not. v8 v-fusion juice gives them a full serving of vegetables plus a full serving of fruit. but it just tastes like fruit. v8. what's your number? martha: new polls out this morning show republicans have taken an unprecedented lead, this is a gallup -- gallup poll, as we head into election seaso
at the track. a 13-year-old is killed during a motorcycle race at indianapolis speedway. we'll have an exclusive interview with two fans who witnessed the tragic crash. >>> and hollywood's big night. ♪ no place left to hide >> the emmys honor some new faces along with new ones. we're backstage "early" this monday morning, august 30th, we're backstage "early" this monday morning, august 30th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> it is a gorgeous late august morning here in northeast. everyone in new york has left. they're trying to have one last couple of minutes -- >> that last day of summer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm harry smith. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. >> we'll get you the latest from chile and the story of the miners. new video, now new video again from those guys down there and how they are doing and how they are getting by down there as they wait to be rescued. the rescue tunnel shaft is -- they are supposed to start digging it today. so we'll have all the latest on that story in a bit. >>> such an aspiring through and an aspiring story here. a subway motorman here in new y
and 95 in albuquerque. heat advisories across the south. dallas hits 105. kansas city, 100. indianapolis, 97. 81 here in new york and 93 in atlanta. >>> your money news is next. is the economy slipping back into a recession? >>> plus, three kids hop a flight without telling their parents. should the airline have called mom and dad? >>> and dr. laura apologizes for using the "n" word more than once. dog: bacon? gotta get that bacon! smokey bacon, crispy bacon, tasty bacon! where is it? where is the bacon? tv newscaster: bacon popular, "story at 11. dog: yummy. crunchy. bacon. bacon. bacon. there, in that bag! mom: who wants a beggin' strip!? dog: me! i'd get it myself but i don't have thumbs! yum, yum, yum... it's beggin'! hm... i love you! i love bacon! i love you! i love bacon! i love you! beggin' strips! there's no time #like beggin' time! share the fun at beggintime.com long summer days, and not enough sleep. what i wouldn't do for a do-over. [ female announcer ] new neutrogena® clinical skincare. exclusive ion2 complex combined with activating cream helps restore collagen depleted
think we have live pictures, he is before the veterans of foreign war convention. he is in indianapolis delivering a speech on iraq and afghanistan on national security policy and we will be monitoring that very closely as well. >> you thought you were covering a vacation but it looks like you are covering tropical storms. >> i can do it all. >> we appreciate it. the final american combat brigades have already left iraq. >> nbc news chief correspondent was able to bring us dramatic live pictures of that pull out as he road along with the final u.s. combat troops leaving that country. richard now back from kuwait. got back within a matter of hours ago. nice to see you. >> the government. the problem is the iraqi government i think the biggest problem is the political system created for iraq. there is not a lot of power consolidated in any one person. it was set up that way by design. it is a multiparty system. european parliamentary democracy that in pure democratic terms is more democratic than the united states but it -- there is not a lot of leadership there. a very weak system and th
passes and a potentially serious injury. we'll take you to indianapolis. hello peyton manning and the colts working the throwback jerseys. manning led the colts on two scoring drives to open the game. and then he left the game. hands off to joseph adai here. the colts had a 10-0 lead. here come the 49ers' problems. alex smith, supposed to be his year of redemption. underthrows a wide open vernon davis. could have been a touchdown. even worse, though, davis sprained his knee in this game. we'll know the extent of his injury by manana. second quarter, peyton manning out of the game. the 49ers took full advantage. reggie smith picks off the backup qb, curtis painter. 91 yards into the end zone. the 49ers rattle off 37 point. in the third quarter, david carr and the gang hungs with tony curtis. the 49ers beat the colts. 37-17. but none of their points came when the first team units were in the game. >> i thought we struggled the early part of the game. but i just thought the guys hung in there and we did some of the things we needed to do to get back in the game. >> a busy oons a
, indianapolis and columbus. scattered showers from pittsburgh to new england. showers along the gulf coast. heavy downpours could cause flooding from new mexico to wyoming. >> 96 in boise. mostly 80s along the pacific coast. a windy 86 in the twin cities. and 91 in detroit. upper 80s in new york and boston. 96 in atlanta. 95 in the big easy. and 104 in dallas. >>> visitors are pouncing on a wildlife park in germany to get a glimpse of its new, noisy residents. >> four, rare white tiger cubs made their public debut yesterday. they are kind of cute. the cubs born 2 1/2 weeks ago were given their first medical exam. and they didn't take it lying down. instead they meowed loudly, as the vets did in fact give them a clean bill of health. >> they weigh about nine pounds. they are still waiting to be named. >>> we'll be right back. hó if you fight to sleep in the middle of the night, why go one more round ? you don't need a rematch, but a rethink. with lunesta. lunesta is thought to interact with gaba receptors associated with sleep. lunesta helps you get the restful sleep you need. lunesta has
and to the south. dallas climbs to 104. kansas city 98. indianapolis 94. 90s for much of the east coast. 70 in seattle. 85 in sacramento. and 88 in boise. >>> a beloved family pet in oregon has earned her title as man's best friend. >> missy the dachshund came to the rescue of her owner after he collapsed from a vertigo attack. missy was outside but she sensed something was wrong and ran to a neighbor's house. missy refused to leave until the neighbor followed her home. then she ran laps around the house. the neighbor called paramedics and misty's owner was saved. >> the neighbor said he knew something was wrong because missy would never leave her yard on her own. we'll be right back. around his house. these people chose freedom over restrictions. independence over limitations. they chose mobility. they chosehe scooter store. and this is the team of mobility experts who made it all happen. ii great news, you've been approved for payment. dr. cruz, i'm calling on behalf ofmarie stanford. and they can make it happen for you. hi, i'm doug harrison, if you're living with limited mobility, call
in atlanta. 94 in indianapolis. around 90 for much of the northeast. 94 in salt lake city. 92 in albuquerque. and 109 in phoenix. >>> well, a long-legged beauty is strutting her stuff in the city of brotherly love. >> we're talking about this six-footer, two-week-old baby giraffe at the philadelphia zoo. she's the first baby born to the zoo's giraffe couple. she is the first giraffe born there in 13 years. mom is keeping a close eye. but dad has been separated, for now, so he can't accidentally harm the newborn. >> fans are now getting a chance to name the baby. they can cast their vote at the zoo's website. i've never seen a baby giraffe. they look exactly the same. don't they? shrunk. >>> we'll be back with more. [ female announcer ] switch to swiffer sweeper, but don't worry, he'll find someone else. ♪ who's that lady? ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady , ♪ who's that lady? [ female announcer ] swiffer sweeper's electrostatic dry cloths attract and lock dirt, dust, and hair on contact to clean 50% more than a broom. swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning. ♪ ouch! ow! oops! it's
in indianapolis, he talked about the future with iraq, now that the last american combat brigade has left the country. >> draws down our troops in iraq does not mean we are disengaging from iraq. in fact, quite the opposite is true. we're in the process in following on president bush's proposal for a long-term relationship. >> mike vick ker aa is travelin with the president. >> reporter: you know how much the president likes to golf, apparently even barack obama doesn't want to get out in this weather, out on the links. but he got out for some golf yesterday, but it was not near the gale that hits martha's vineyard today. once he returns from this ten-day interlude on martha's vineyard with his family, that's sunday, august 29, he will go directly to new orleans where he will observe the fifth anniversary of katrina, tuesday of next week is august 31st, and that is the deadline that president obama set forth as a candidate and as president and for withdrawal. last week when we saw those dramatic pictures of the last of that combat brigade heading over the border out of iraq, the president
in this economy, muncie, anderson here in indianapolis, indiana. people are hurting they know we can't borrow, spend and bail our way back to a growing economy. they want to see this administration take a dramatic step in the direction of preserving and promoting tax relief that will create jobs, embracing fiscal discipline. and abandoning this job-killing agenda, suggesting card check, passing cap and trade, maybe in the lame duck they continue to advance. fret get one of the problems is regretly the is a product of the american psyche. if we are all excited and think we are on the road to recovery chances are we are going to spend. if everyone talks about doom and gloom and we see existing house sales plummet 27%, it is hard to get us all sort of whooped up so we go out and buy. besides the usual tax program, extending the bush tax cuts that i know the republican party wants. what is it that you could do to turn it around? people truly are hurting. quickly, we need to turn stuff around for people. >> look, the enemy of our prosperity is uncertainty. i had a small business jobs forum in ande
of the electorate. >> greta: karl, thank you. enjoy indianapolis. >> i will. >> greta: dana perino will talk about the palin effect. and why are some in texas worried about backdoor amnesty? do the feds have a plan you have not heard about? >> for the first time tiger woods' now ex-wife is [ male announcer ] what if we told you there's a new utility vehicle o there with the most advanced engine in its class? that it has three cylinrs with dual overhead cams? that it has 50 horsepow? and intense acceleration? now what if we told you it was a john deere? prepare to have your expectations shattered by the all-new gator xuv 825i. go to johndeere.com/gator tsee what makhis the fastest, most powerful gator yet. >> greta: it is neck-and-neck nail-biter in alaska still waiting for election results between incumbent lisa murkowski and tea party favorite joe miller endorsed by governor sarah palin. miller holds a razor thin lead but will the palin effect give the underdog a win? dana perino joins us live. i threw the question also at your former colleague karl. i'm curious, the palin effect that is her home
. >>> stunning allegations about a police officer in indianapolis, indiana. investigators say the officer's blood alcohol level was .15 19. more than twis the legal limit. the officer now faces charges. they believe someone should have known he was drunk. >>> in tonight's healthwatch report, growing concerns about a new gene that allows any bacteria to become a super bug. it's already widespread in india, where cosmetic surgery is expected. experts fear they could spread the bug, which is resistant to nearly all forms of antibiotics. >> and katie couric has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. >>> there's a glimmer of hope for peace. and bringing people together instead of pulling them apart. where is it? find out tonight only on the cbs evening news. >>> and here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,, well, you sure are smiling. i just heard about our new low fares. how low are they? they're really low. how are they gonna get any lower than our regular fares? our regular fares are already so low. we should ask bobby. hey
biden addresses a crowd of veterans in indianapolis as the official august 31st deadline to remove combat forces from iraq approaches. he believes the country is ready to handle things on its own. >> today there are 650,000 strong and already leading the way to defend and protect their country. >> reporter: even if the face of -- in the face of new explosions in iraq, the vice president expressed optimism that a resolution to the country's political impact is near. they have been in political limbo since elections in march did not produce a clear winner. friday they agreed to resume talks on a coalition government. >> reporter: i'm confident that they will form a national unity government to sustain that country. >> reporter: as for afghanistan, the vice president says it's too early to know if the president's surge strategy is working there since the full compliment of combat forces has recently arrived. critics say while the developments are important, they think the obama administration is trying to divert focus away from the economy and other domestic issues. >> this president
belt city. fort wayne -- we are equidistance between indianapolis and detroit. as a rust belt city in 200, we were challenged with a recession -- in 2000, so one of the initiatives we started as an end result of convening small business owners is the initiative of what if we could say that ford wayne had the very best broadband assets of any city in the country? how would that improved services? it watered and inspired -- the phrase d insprieired started it. and that particular period, 2000, the crime issue was important. economic issues did not have quite the impact because the recession was just starting. we convened a broadband summit. we found away to put out a request for proposals or round of wireless broadband to help our public safety professionals and be able to do more patrolling and less paperwork. early on, this is commonplace now, we were able to connect an entrepreneur that bid on that contract to make available stations for that network. at that time, the infrastructure was not as well developed. that led us to the over the course of seven years, reduce our violent c
in august, an engineering firm agreed to pay $52 million to survivors of the indianapolis bridge collapse. 13 people died, 145 more were injured. >>> the new facility overseeing the gulf oil claims takes over the 20 billion fund today, ken fienberg says the funds will be more generous than from any court. he says it makes more sense to settle than to sue. anyone who receives a settlement gives up the right to sue. >>> rectal cancer has grown by nearly 4% a year among the under 40 crowd, but scientists have yet to figure out why. new gift card rules go into effect today, from now on any new gift cards won't expire from the last date of purchase or from the last day money was added to the car. an inactivity charge may be used if the card hasn't been used in at least a year. >>> of course the ongoing finding does have a high cost, five more americans died in just the past two days. the pentagon is spending $100 million each on three air bases. >>> nbc's jim miklaszewski joins me now live from the pentagon. do these expanded air bases signal some sort of long-term state for those in afghanist
. indianapolis 91. it's 89 in sacramento. 93 in colorado springs, and 94 in boise. >>> it is not made of gold, but it has turned out to be quite a gem. >> a rare yellow lobster was found alive off the coast of newport, rhode island. the lobsterman who trapped it said he's never seen anything like that before and that's not a surprise since a yellow lobster is just 1 in 30 million. >> the unique color will keep it out of hot water literally. instead of ending up on a dinner plate, it will be spared and put out on display. the lucky guy. >> buy a lottery ticket. >> we'll be right back. i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement nsurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to " 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call now to find out how an aarp... insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company, not paid by medicare part b. that can save you from paying .up to thousands of dollars... out of your own pocket. these are the only medicare supplement insurance plans...
motorcyclist killed at the indianapolis speedway. the 13-year-old was run over by another motorcycle. the accident is sparking debate about now young is too young for the sport. stewart aiken speaks for the racers. >> these people have proven time and time again, their skills have proven that their more than ready for a track like this. absolutely. >> it was the first death at that track since an indycar driver was killed during a test run back in 2003. >>> we have new video of those 33 miners awaiting rescue in capitol hilly. the men seem to be mostly in good spiriteds. they say things have improved since beginning to receive water and food from the surface. some of the men do appear emotional when they address their families and friends. the men will have to help move thousands of tons of rock that's expected to fall in the mining as the rescue tunnel is drilled from above. >>> well, this hasn't happened in more than 400 years, the mound sinabung volcano in indonesia is now erupting. some airports have been diverted because of poor visibility. >>> and in medical news this morning,
-year-old motorcycle racer at the indianapolis speedway. his name was peter lentz and died yesterday after wiping up before a warmup lap on a race. he was run over by another rider who was 12 years old. he's the youngest to ever die on that same speedway. >> all right. seven time cy young award winner roger clemens will be arraigned in washington, d.c. that will be at 2:00 eastern today. the six count indictment accuses him of lying to congress when he claims he never used steroids or h.g.h., human growth hormones. if convicted, clemens faces between 15 and 21 months behind bars and he has that civil suit looming if he pleads guilty or cuts a deal. >> he has a few issues. >> the imam behind the proposed mosque near ground zero said election year politics are to blame for the fueling of the islamic center. in an interview with the paper, rauf blames a tiny minority for leading the opposition. rauf compared the struggle of muslims to america to the earlier struggles of jews and cathol catholic immigrants. he made the comments during a taxpayer funded trip to the middle east. >> canadi
.d. norman. there's -- j.d. norman has taken an ad out in the local indianapolis newspaper called "the indianapolis star" and here it is this morning. full page ad pleading with the members of the local 23 to have a vote on this issue. this is 650 jobs that we'd like to keep in indiana as the national union representative knows and indicates in the paper this morning, these individuals were will be being paid at the market wage rate. >> sure. j.d. norman said effectively you can work for us at this particular rate which is $15.50 an hour. mitch, tell us, $15.50 an hour, is that on par? it's half of what the g.m. workers are making right now. is it on par with what other automakers in indiana are making? >> well, we have toyota plants, subaru facility and a honda plant here in indiana and it's above the starting wage rate at those facilities. and at the starting wage rate for what new g.m. workers would be paid when they're hired into the new g.m. in addition to this, the g.m. workers would be allowed to move to other facilities across the -- other g.m. facilities across the country o
23. he joins us from indianapolis. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> so the united auto workers came to talk to you guys, the members of the united auto workers on sunday. and essentially, you guys ran them out of the meeting and you won't even vote on this thing. why not? >> well, back in may, we had a union meeting and i know i voted that we didn't want the international to negotiate a contract with j.d. norman with us by the minutes of our next union meeting and there was even more that agreed with that. >> ok. >> and international still wins anyways and negotiated a contract with them. >> for folks who are not familiar with your situation and the situation of 600 united auto workers out there in indianapolis, is g.m. is going to close a plant, a company called j.d. norman would like to buy it and take it over but you guys have got to take these wage cuts. now, let's take a look. right now, the starting wage at where you work is $29 an hour. what they're saying is we want you to take 1550, the new company does and in fact, tim, that's what the g.m. organization is o
to ktla, and they were able to put our graphic on the air, and that would go to indianapolis, in indianapolis with then send it out, and it would go out on satellite -- and indianapolis would then send that out. we still do not have any microwave capabilities. our receivers are down. so we are relying on a satellite truck. i am real proud of the product we are putting out. is it jazzy like the rest of the guys? no, but the heart is there, and we are telling the story of new orleans coming back. >> sandy, you have an emergency plan, but it is one thing to talk about it. >> it is, and they sort of sit on the shelf for a year, and one thing that we learned is that you have to revisit it, and there are things that come into play that you do not think about. you do not think about, what am i going to do what my staff has nowhere to go home to prove those are the things -- nowhere to go home to? these are the things. but we have a plan in place. it is one thing to say on paper that we are going to hunker down in new orleans, but it was something very different. we ended up, half of
around indianapolis, also phoenix is under a heat warning. temperatures, how hot will it be? plenty hot, steamy, 102 from little rock to oklahoma all through the northern portions of texas, including dallas. and by the way, this will be the 14th 100-degree day this month every single day in dallas. the rest of the country, the west coast is looking warm. seattle, 92, and as we even go into tomorrow, alex, the pacific northwest, their first warm air of the season. so enjoy it. >> bill karins, thank you for that. >>> well, msnbc is the place for politics. but before we get to that, for weather forecasts go to weather.com. i'm always jumping the gun. >>> today, bill clinton will campaign for a florida senate candidate who is in a fight for his political life. congressman kendrick meek is facing a challenge from jeff greene who is financing his campaign. house speaker nancy pelosi is also getting in the game recording a brand new call on behalf of meek. >> president clinton, president obama, and i are supporting kendrick meek for u.s. senate. i strongly urge you to vote for kendrick meek be
that speech. meanwhile, vice president biden appears tomorrow in indianapolis to speaks to the vfw. also on iraq. and also this morning, alex, 50,000 troops still left in iraq. u.s. troops. they are not going to be called combat troops but they are combat ready. today the leader of american forces there, lieutenant general ray odierno, says he cannot see a scenario in which they engaged in combat unless he says, quote, a complete failure on the part of the iraqi forces there to force u.s. troops to become involved once again. >> how is the weather holding for the president? wasn't he out playing golf earlier? >> yeah. we understand that he's still playing golf. it's windy. we've had a little off and on rain. not a deluge yet. we expect to see that weather you're experiencing on the east coast and in new york to creep up this way. the president, he's something of a die hard when it comes to golf. this is his second round since getting here on thursday afternoon. >> hope he has a good game. thanks so much, mike viqueira. >>> this morning iran's president is calling it the ambassador of de
annual convention in indianapolis. >> i'm proud to say that as of september 1st, the mission of the united states forces in iraq will move from combat to advise, assist, train and equip the iraqi military forces, to conduct, partner counter terrorism operations. and to provide security for our military and civilian personnel and the infrastructure in iraq. >> shepard: the vice president predicts iraq will soon mark another crucial milestone. but some analysts say that may be overly optimistic, major garrett our senior white house correspondent on martha's vineyard tonight where the first family is vacationing. major, the vice president said he was absolutely confident iraq would form a unity government but not everybody is so convinced. >> good evening, shepard. welcome to a rainy and somewhat wind-swept martha's vineyard. the vice president is not only the president's point man in iraq, he has been there 13 times. he knows all the key players. and his opinions on what may likely happen in iraq must be respected and given considerable weight as they are in the white house. he
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